Born in Colleton Co, S.C.; Date is unknown and assumed to be as early as
1740 because he served in the Cherokee Expedition 1759-60 in S.C. under Col. Richard Richardson.
He was a Private in the 3rd South Carolina, Continental Line from 5 July ,
1779 - 1 July 1781 (nearly 2 l/2 years). He was paid for his service by
the War Department 8 July, 1794. He also served 2 or 3 other short terms.
His heirs received land on 7 Jan 1786 of 640 acres for service of 84 months. Deeded to Captain W. Shelby. page 299 of the Book Roster of North Carolina Soldiers. Mrs. Florrie Register Chilton of Edgewater, Florida was the first descendant of George Carter, R.S. to become a member of the DAR on the record of his service in the Revolutionary War. Her supplemental application was accepted Sept 1962. Her DAR # 386680. She descends through the daughter Sarah, wife of Isaac Mooday (Moody).
His wife's name is unknown. The lived in the vicinity of Carter's Ford,
Colleton Co, S.C. where all their children were born.
George Carter received a 50 acre tract on the Little Swamp on the east
side of the Little Saltehatchee, which had been previously been granted the Elder Carter (Deed Book Y -5, page 35) from his father according to Deed Records
in Charleston, S.C. - a deed gift dated 7 April 1787. Both father and son were residents of St. Bartholemew's Parish of Collecton County, S.C. 1790.
George Carter, wife, 7 boys under 16 and 2 girls were identified as
residents of St. Bartholomew Parrish, Colleton District, in the 1790 Census.
About 1808 George Carter and brothers Jessie and David, Cousins Jacob,
William, and James Carter, and other relatives moved to Tattnal Co, GA
and settled on or near the Ohoopee River.
George bought: 575 acres 17 Jan,1809 from Samuel Parrish
adjoining 575 acres from Philip Griner on Oct 25,1809
The State granted him 1000 acres on the Ohoopee on 2 Nov
When Appling Co was opened to settlers (just across the Altamaha River),most of the sons moved to Appling Co. George Carter, Sr is listed as a resident of Appling in the 1820 Georgia Land Lottery; he is listed as a resident of Tattnall Co in the 1820 census. He was living in Appling County Georgia in 1820 when he participated in the Georgia Land Lottery of that year. He and his wife had ten children.
He died in Appling Co about 1822, at about 80 year of age.He was the first Sheriff of Appling co.
Census References: 1790 St. Bartholomew's Parrish Colletin Co 1820 Tattnal Co.
Huxford, Folks: Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia Vol 3 p 40,41; vol 5 p. 556.
One note from Vol 5 - Mrs Florrie Register Chilton was the first decendant of George Carter to become a member of DAR on his service record in Sept, 1962. Her D.A.R. national number was 386680.
Jesse Carter (1774 - 1847)*
Sarah Elizabeth Carter Moody (1776 - 1838)*
Isaac Carter (1790 - 1854)*
Rebecca Carter Baxter (1794 - 1878)*
PVT 3 SC CONTINENTL LINE REV WAR
Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
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Record added: May 24, 2005
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